<chemistry> Consisting of, or containing, one atom; as, the molecule of mercury is monatomic.

Having the equivalence or replacing power of an atom of hydrogen; univalent; as, the methyl radical is monatomic.

Origin: Mon- + atomic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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